I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 102 quote comes from Chapter Four and the concept of service to country, armed forces, peace corps, etc.:

Service to Country, Armed Forces, Peace Corps, etc.

Ra suggested that members of the armed service, even in wartime, could polarize positively in certain circumstances:

One may find oneself in the situation of war and polarize somewhat towards the positive, activating orange, yellow, and then green by heroic, if you may call them this, actions taken to preserve the mind/body/spirit complexes of other-selves.

Finally, one may polarize very strongly fourth ray by expressing the principle of universal love at the total expense of any distortion towards involvement in bellicose actions. In this way the entity may become a conscious being in a very brief span of your time/space. This may be seen to be what you would call a traumatic progression. It is to be noted that among your entities a large percentage of all progression has, as catalyst, trauma.[1]

I am guessing that the “heroic actions” that would aid a soldier in activating the green ray could be, for example, jumping on a grenade to keep fellow soldiers alive. Ra also said that a person might “polarize very strongly fourth ray by expressing the principle of universal love at the total expense of any distortion towards involvement in bellicose actions.” I am guessing that this would entail refusing to join the military in times of people being drafted into the military due to the need for soldiers to fight in an existing war such as during the Viet Nam War. Becoming a conscientious objector would necessitate a great deal of exercising the higher ideals of seeing all bellicose actions as being of a negative polarity and seeing all people as worthy of love and respect. This would make such a person a conscious seeker of truth in the positive sense who would be living the Law of One.

 However, for those who are not in the military, there may arise other opportunities to refrain from “warlike” attitudes and behaviors, and this, too, can reflect positive choices. Turning the other cheek, or not fighting back when physically or verbally attacked by another person would be a very heroic thing for a Player to do. Then that same Player could engage their would-be attacker in a conversation that might find the root of the animosity between them and seek to clarify and harmonize this relationship. Q’uo offered some inspiring advice as to how this type of harmonizing of our relationships with others could occur:

And we say to each who may wish to walk with others in the service of the one infinite Creator, love each other unconditionally; bide your words, bate your tongue, hold and release your judgments. Is not each attempting the very most it can attempt already? Have you not faith in each other to this extent, that you have faith each is attempting the impossible? You know it is impossible to act ideally in this illusion. The illusion is what you see. The illusion is what will form your actions, and they will be relative, not absolute. Again and again you yourselves shall perceive yourselves in error. Is it so strange you should perceive error in others also? But if you wish to work for love, if you wish to serve in love and light, love each other, care for each other, be for each other, advocate each other, burn with love and passion for the portion of each that wishes to serve. Is this not beautiful? Is this not beyond the understanding? Q’uo, April 29, 1990.

Many people, both men and women, learn skills in the military that allow them to have a career after their term in the military is concluded such as in flying planes, communication, construction of roads, dams, housing, etc. The experience and talents that they gained while in the military give them a means by which to be of greater service to others for the rest of their lives after their time in the military is complete. The military can actually be looked at as another form of education similar to going to college but without having to wait until your junior year to declare your major. The military focuses upon teaching certain skills from the beginning of joining whatever branch of the military one may decide to join.

As far as Peace Corps, and similar groups are concerned, many opportunities are offered for positive service to others. For example, the Teacher Corps, of which I was a member in the early ’70s, worked in the inner-city schools of this country in order to help kids there get better educations, as they were located in low-income areas that frequently did not have sufficient funds to afford up-to-date schools, classrooms, supplies, or salaries for teachers. This was perhaps a more obvious avenue for green-ray love than some other government jobs, especially given its collaborative nature working with input from local universities.

I think that service to one’s country and its people was exemplified in a most powerful, unexpected, and inspiring way by Muhammad Ali. He was an Olympic gold medal winner and a three-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world who used his fame and his talents as means by which to set an example later in his life as to how people could use their own talents to be of service to others.  These are the six core principles by which Muhammad Ali lived which are taken from a film by Ken Burns, Sara Burns, and David McMahan:

There have been very few people in the world who have successfully been able to transcend their career or profession to become a symbol of larger, societal issues. As an athlete, Muhammad Ali was a three-time world heavyweight boxing champion and an Olympic gold medalist. He devoted himself to humanitarian work during his boxing career, and dedicated himself full-time to this life work since retiring from the ring. Ali always said that boxing was merely the vehicle that gave him the means to help others. His athletic achievements provided Ali with a platform to be heard, and he truly believed that he was put on this earth exactly for that reason—to use this unique gift to positively benefit humanity, one person at a time. Ali traveled the world on missions related to peace, building mutual respect, and healing. He was a United Nations Messenger of Peace and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was a man who believed that the greatest possibilities for global peace and unity begin with individual transformation. Muhammad Ali’s life embodied his principles and ideals. They guided him through the hard work necessary to be the best athlete he could be, and they gave him the strength and courage throughout his life to stand up for what he believed. It is Ali’s six core principles of confidence, conviction, dedication, respect, giving, and spirituality that inspired his work and that are embedded in the mission and goals of the Muhammad Ali Center in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The Muhammad Ali Center’s mission focuses on preserving and promoting Muhammad Ali’s legacy, sharing his SIX CORE PRINCIPLES, and being a repository of inspiration and guidance for all.

1 Confidence: belief in oneself, one’s abilities, and one’s future. Ali had the confidence and drive it took to become an Olympian and a world heavyweight champion. He possessed a “deep well” of belief in himself that gave him a second and third world heavyweight championship title. He lifted up people of color in the U.S. and around the world by announcing, “I’m so pretty” and “I’m The Greatest

 2 Conviction: a firm belief that gives one the courage to stand behind that belief, despite pressure to do otherwise. Ali found the courage and commitment to become a conscientious objector—standing up for his beliefs, no matter what the consequences: “The real enemy of my people is right here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom, and equality.”

3 Dedication: the act of devoting all of one’s energy, effort, and abilities to a certain task. From an early age, Ali found the physical endurance and discipline to become a world champion: roadwork, gym work, sparring, diet, positive mindset, and putting his dreams first.

4 Respect: esteem for, or a sense of the worth or excellence of, oneself and others. Ali’s life path led him to respecting self and others, his purpose and God. He recognized that attaining these ideals was individual, communal, and universal.

5 Giving: to present voluntarily without expecting something in return. Ali traveled the world to learn about its people and to offer assistance wherever he could. Even as a world champion, he did not see himself as different from others: “I’ll still walk in the ghettos, answer questions, and kiss babies. I’ll never forget my people.” Spirituality: a sense of awe, reverence, and inner peace inspired by a connection to all of creation and/or that which is greater than oneself. Ali believed that the world’s spiritual traditions have in common many heart-centered human values: love, hope, charity, justice, and peace. He worked across religious traditions to advance the dignity of all humanity and was grounded in his faith, yet acknowledged a higher power that connected us: “Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams—they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do—they all contain truths.”

Today, our city, country, and world are ripe for individuals making and being a positive difference. We can all become leaders in our communities by sharing an undeniable drive to achieve our individual and collective dreams, and by using the irrefutable characteristics that we all possess in order to be successful. The attainment of these dreams takes dedication, commitment, self-discipline, courage, and a strong moral centering. “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” —MUHAMMAD ALI “I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. 

This morning we got an inch and a half of rain that was such a blessing as it will probably keep my gardens watered well into our Homecoming Gathering weekend that starts next Friday. After the rain stopped I went outside and cut some honeysuckle bushes out of the forsythia bushes in Dana’s Crystal Corner area.

This afternoon I went over to southern Indiana and visited my friend who has been in a care home there for the last four years due to two strokes that she suffered in 2018. Since then she has been paralyzed on the right side of her body, but today she showed me that now she can lift her right leg from the wheelchair and then put it back down. That was such a beautiful sight to see. Then I showed her some pictures of the flower gardens in my yard, and I read to her from Carla’s A Wanderer’s Handbook. We always end my visits with a meditation.

From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:

May 20

Sins Flee Before Love

I am of the spirit of the full consciousness of love and I greet you in the name of Jesus the Christ.

This instrument has little awareness of true holiness this morning. This is the state of almost every spirit who dwells within the earthly bonds of flesh. It was some time before we were even able to make ourselves known to the instrument and this is an instrument trained to recognize coherent spiritual vibration.

The reason for this is the in-turning of the eye of spirit upon the self in order to bemoan what the spirit feels is sinful or full of error. When each spirit causes the flow of generous love to turn in upon itself in judgment of the self, the flow of love is forced to a standstill within the judgmental spirit.

It is true that there is no earthly body which is not a creature of flesh. And it is further true that many are the follies of flesh and countless their encumbrances. However, to unstop the flow of love it is well simply to release each sin perceived and turn with a glad and simple heart towards the direction of the full consciousness of love. For love does not come into the sinful being but, rather, sins flee before the full consciousness of love.

Do not attempt to groom the self to be ready to receive the spirit of Christ but, rather, open to the spirit of Christ in the knowledge that every strength will be given by that spirit for all errors to be removed in due time.

We leave you in the peace of the positive and radiating love of Christ, now and ever. Amen.

 I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

We come in the name of love and open our hearts, minds, and souls to send love, light, and healing energy to Mother Earth as she brings forth a new Earth in the fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light and healing energy of the One Infinite Creator heal the hearts of all souls in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energy in their hearts, their minds, and their souls. Amen.

[1] The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One, 34.14.